Welcome to Naypyidaw, the capital and third-largest city of Myanmar. This planned city is located at the center of Naypyidaw Union Territory and is notable for its combination of large size and very low population density. Naypyidaw is the site of the Union Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Presidential Palace, the official residences of the Cabinet of Myanmar, and the headquarters of government ministries and military. This city boasts many unique features, such as carefully organized residential zones, identical ministry buildings in the Ministry zone, a restricted military zone, a diplomatic zone reserved for foreign embassies and headquarters of United Nations missions, and a hotel zone with a handful of villa-style hotels. Shopping options include Naypyidaw Myoma Market, Thapye Chaung Market, Junction Centre Naypyidaw, and Naypyidaw Wholesale. Recreation options include Ngalaik Lake Gardens, the National Herbal Park, the Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens, two golf courses, and a gem museum. Landmarks include the Uppatasanti Pagoda, similar in size and shape to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, and the Naypyidaw Safari Park. Naypyidaw is connected to Yangon and Mandalay by the Yangon-Naypyidaw-Mandalay Expressway, which includes the four-lane, 323.2 km (200.8 mi) Yangon-Naypyidaw highway. Naypyidaw International Airport is 16 km (10 mi) southeast of the city. Visit Naypyidaw and discover the many wonders of this unique and fascinating city.

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